January 27th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
15 years ago

Scenes from the trail: Sen. Clinton arrives in Florida


Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived in Sarasota, Florida Sunday for a fundraiser. Democratic presidential candidates have pledged not to campaign in Florida this primary season because of national party penalties on the state for its early primary date, but they are allowed to attend fundraisers there.(Photo Credit: Mike Roselli/CNN)

Related: Sen. Clinton to be in Florida Tuesday for primary results

Filed under: Florida • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (322 Responses)
  1. JohnS

    What about scences from the trail by other viable candidates (such as Edwards and Obama?); frankly, some of us are getting quite tired of seeing Hillary consistently featured here!!! Someone needs to really do something about this practice!!

    January 27, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  2. AB

    Clinton feels the need to go to Florida but stayed of of Michigan. Is that becuase Florida is more delegate rich than Michigan. Again this just shows her divisiveness she thumping her nose at the DNC.

    January 27, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. Matthew Sutton

    What is the deal? Didn't she pledge with the others not to campaign in Florida?

    More evidence of dirty pool and disingenuity.

    We all know that the Florida primary doesn't count, unfortunately. And now she is showing up there and I'm sure will declare "victory" there, even though those of us who know what is going on know that there is no contest there and no delegates.

    January 27, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  4. DP, Jacksonville, FL

    I'm glad to see her visiting Florida. We (the voters) are being punished for our state government moving the primaries forward, an issue that should have been put to a vote.

    January 27, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  5. Tired of the Clintons

    So much for pledging not to campaign in Florida. I guess the rules for everyone else never did apply to the Dynasty of Clintons!

    January 27, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. DB

    'Fund Raising' the week before super tuesday in a state that has no delegates? She is fake and making rules up as she goes. The DNC must not allow the votes to count now. She is trying to steal this race.

    January 27, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  7. kevin from alaska

    Months ago it was agreed that Michigan and Florida's delegates would not be counted. Are you that nervous about Super Tuesday that you need these votes Hillary?

    January 27, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. s.positive

    Why rebell against the leadership of the party you want to have you norminated?

    January 27, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  9. Ethel, New York, NY

    Trying to look Presidential because that is about all she has got right now.

    January 27, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  10. Nathan

    Why does anyone want her representing our party when she can't even follow the party's rules?

    January 27, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. Dave, Atlanta, GA

    I think it's pretty hypocritical of Clinton, to say "I won't campaign in Florida or give Florida relevance" when she was leading, and then turn around and say "Floridans must make their voice heard" when the race tightens up. That's a campaign statement. Regardless of how you feel about whether Florida's delegates should count, Hillary made a promise which she now seems content to break. The extent to which the Clintons are willing to go to win disturbs me. I remember someone else who was determined to win at all cost. His name is Karl Rove.

    January 27, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  12. josh 7911

    have fun! check out miami!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. Joshua

    Yes, we need Hillary to tell us what to do. Pathetic.

    January 27, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  14. Patty

    You go Hillary. Let the voters have a voice. I don't care about any agreement. This is the kind of thing the Bushe's do.

    January 27, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  15. Susan NH

    So much for honoring the agreement between the candidates and the DNC not to campaign in Michigan and Florida! Both Obama and Edwards are keeping their pledges–but not the Clintons!

    That the Clintons would break this agreement indicates their disdain for the good of the Democratic Party as well as their desperation to get a "win" in their column. (They won the popular vote in NH but by such a narrow margin that Clinton and Obama got the same number of delegates, and their win in NV resulted in Obama getting one more delegate than Clinton),

    The Clintons indifference to keeping their word should be a warning to anyone expecting them to honor any promises made on the campaign trail.

    January 27, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  16. Joshua

    Excuse me... She is pathetic.

    January 27, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  17. CC

    Well this does it for me. She is supposed to be a strong leader but her husband does her defending, she wants to lead but now doesn't want to follow the rules she agreed to. I know she is fund ,not campaigning. ha

    If she wins the nomination, I will not vote, or for the first time ever vote Republican.

    Such a shame.........

    January 27, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  18. Michael - FL

    How's about you climb back up those steps, get back on your plane and leave?

    I'm not in the mood for a cold front down here right now. It's been in the 70s today.

    Thanks. Obama '08

    January 27, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  19. JK Ashburn, VA

    Hmmmm. Clinton contradicting yet another promise. All of the Dems agreed they would skip Florida since the DNC yanked their delegates because they moved their primary date. And look who's going their despite her promise. Is any promise of the Clinton's safe?

    Some claim the rest of the world doesn't trust Bush, but at least he sticks to his word. Would any of America's treaties be safe with her in the White House?

    January 27, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  20. Ivan, Chicago, Illinois

    Are the Democrats going to bite their nose to spite their face by ignoring Florida?
    Then maybe the Florida Democrats won't go to the poles in November and Florida once again will end up giving their electorial votes to the Republican candidate.

    January 27, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  21. laura b.

    gosh, she will do anything to win, she has no values

    January 27, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  22. Drake,Indianapolis, Indiana

    UPDATE: Asked about reports of Kennedy's endorsement, Obama said Sunday, "I’ve had ongoing conversations with Ted since I’ve got into this race. At the point where he is clear about what he’s doing and what to make it public, I will let Ted make it public."

    Isn't that big of Obama .. the Kennedy's that have given their whole lives to this country and He is going to LET them make it public....
    How long has Obama given to anything?

    January 27, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  23. Gary of LA

    HURRAY to HILLARY! She is leading the polls in FLA, she won this State landslide. This is her South Carolina. It is so smart of her to do that leading to the Feb. 5th Primary! She is a smart woman and I'm proud of her!

    January 27, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  24. charlotte

    Go Hillary, nail them in the debates!!!

    January 27, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  25. Rob

    She thinks that Florida will count and use it as a victory. Very smart but she's playing very dirty politics. Watch this folks, I guarantee you she will say that FL meant more than SC and that's not right.

    I hope the American people don't see Florida as a real primary

    January 27, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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